Multistage Ransomware Attacks Threaten Critical InfrastructureCybereason CISO Israel Barak Shares Latest Honeypot Findings
Cybereason's latest honeypot-based research has found a surge in threat actors targeting North American and European critical infrastructure providers with multistage ransomware attacks. CISO Israel Barak says these strikes are not only increasingly prevalent, but concerning.
The company's honeypot research - a follow-up study to one from 2018 - involved a system it built to resemble an electricity company with operations in North America and Europe. Researchers' goal: to analyze the tactics, techniques and procedures used by state-sponsored groups and cybercrime actors.
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Barak details key findings from the honeypot research, including:
- Details about multistage ransomware attack patterns;
- Where critical infrastructure providers remain most vulnerable;
- Tips to improve detection, response and resiliency.
Barak is a cyber defense expert, with his extensive background established at the Israeli Defense Forces. As Cybereason's CISO, Barak is at the forefront of the company's security innovation, as well as research and analysis of current and evolving advanced threats.